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Bookish Events: Book Ends Half Price Sale at the North York Central Public Library

Last night, I noticed a tweet from the Toronto Public Library account about a book sale that they are having. For two weekends in a row, there are book sales being hosted at Book Ends. There are two locations. This particular weekend (Thursday, September 8 to Saturday, September 10), the sale is at the North York Central Public Library.

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I was a little confused by what they meant by “half price” cause half off regular price books are a good bargain but not exactly a steal. However, usually Book Ends at this location sells their book for 50 cents to $1. They also have a selection of special priced books for more recently released books and collections. For example, I noticed a collection of mismatched Harry Potter books for $50. For their huge half price sale, you get half price off this discount price. Which is pretty amazing.

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The selection of books isn’t enormous but with a little effort and dedication as you browse, there is something for everyone. As was obvious by the small crowd in the book store when I arrived. It’s possible to find books in really great, slightly used conditions if you’re a little more picky about your thrift finds like I am. I would suggest heading there today if you’re in the area. Or tomorrow during the day as I believe that Saturday may be super busy.

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The opening hours for the sale this weekend are:

  • Thursday, September 8 from 10 am to 4 pm
  • Friday, September 9 from 10 am to 4 pm
  • Saturday, September 10 from 10 am to 4 pm

I managed to find five great books and I got all of them for just $2.50! Each book is in great condition – a few, almost like new. And I was super pleased that none of them have those library stickers and binding on them – which may indicate that they were donated to the library as opposed to being taken off the library shelves.

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I’m considering heading to Book Ends Clearance Sale at the Toronto Reference Library next week if possible. If you’re interested, the opening hours are:

  • Thursday, September 15 from 9:30 am to 7 pm
  • Friday, September 16 from 9:00 am to 6 pm
  • Saturday, September 17 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

For more information, follow this link here.

If you find yourself at the sale this weekend, I’d love to know what books you found and added to your TBR pile!

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